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Man arrested following incident in Carlisle

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Police have made an arrest following an incident in Carlisle.

Officers were called to an address in Orchard Street in the city shortly before 2pm following concern for the welfare of a local man.

A cordon was put in place and officers, including a trained negotiator, were deployed to the scene. Armed police were also deployed as a precaution.

A-45 year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The cordon will be lifted and the roads affected will be reopened in due course.

Police thank members of the public for their patience and cooperation.


Hundreds attend Jordan Watson's funeral

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Hundreds of mourners gathered in Carlisle this afternoon for the funeral of Jordan Watson.

The 14-year-old was found dead in Upperby Cemetery last month. Three men have been charged with his murder.

His funeral took place at Upperby's St John's Church, with his coffin - bearing the crest and images of Liverpool Football Club, the team Jordan supported - arriving at the church in a horse-drawn carriage.

Many of those paying their respects were children who'd finished school early so they could attend the service.

Jordan, who lived on Carlisle's Ridley Road, is being laid to rest in Upperby Cemetery.

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Funeral of Carlisle teen Jordan Watson

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The funeral of Carlisle schoolboy Jordan Watson is taking place today.

Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the service at St John's Church in Upperby at 1pm.

The 14-year-old was found dead in Upperby Cemetery last month. The discovery of his body sparked a murder investigation and three men have been charged with his murder.

Racecourse pulls in the crowds

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Crowds at Carlisle Racecourse have risen by nearly 25 per cent during the first six months of the year.

A total of 19,323 spectators attended fixtures at the city track from February to the end of June (there is no racing at Carlisle in January). That is an increase of 3,711 on the same number of meetings over the same period in 2014.

The biggest single increase was recorded at the Easter Saturday family fun day on April 4 which drew a crowd of 4,636 compared to 3,068 12 months earlier.

Last year's January to June total of 15,612 covered 11 meetings, including one in February which was called off because of bad weather. This year's figures also included one abandonment in February - but crowds were up at eight of the subsequent nine fixtures.

"We're absolutely delighted with the increase in our attendances for the first six months of the year. I'd like to thank everyone who has supported us by coming along to our race meetings so far in 2015. "More and more people are discovering what a great day out it is at the races here at Carlisle. We have superb, modern facilities and the standard of both jumps and flat racing is continuing to rise as we attract increasing numbers of top trainers, owners and jockeys."

– Geraldine McKay, Carlisle Racecourse's general manager

Delays expected in Carlisle area

Roadworks on the A689. Credit: ITV Border

Drivers travelling on two main routes in and out of Carlisle are likely to face disruption from this morning.

A Highways England scheme to install new street lights will see temporary traffic lights put up on the A69 at Warwick Bridge while roadworks continue on the A689 at Crosby-on-Eden.


Pensioner reunited with missing car

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An elderly man has been reunited with his missing car - after a police appeal.

The pensioner, who isn't from the area, left his blue Citroen C1 in Carlisle yesterday.

He suffers from memory loss, and was unable to remember where it was.

The car was finally found in Iceland car park, yesterday afternoon, by a member of the public.

Appeal to reunite pensioner with missing car

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An elderly man visiting Carlisle has misplaced his car.

The man, who suffers memory loss, parked his blue Citroen C1, Registration WF59 KRK, somewhere in the City Centre but is unable to remember where.

Police are appealing for members of the public to alert them of any sightings of the vehicle:

We have also made numerous enquiries with taxi firms and the council regarding parking wardens, but to no avail.

Obviously we would really like to reunite this man with his car as soon as possible, so I ask members of the public to let us know if they see the vehicle.”

– PC Black, Cumbria Police
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